Angle of attack

I don’t have the opportunity¬†to get to many airshows these days so when I heard the Livermore Airport was hosting an open house with aerobatic performances I jumped at the chance. Wandering the… Continue reading

Fall colors

A recent hike to Mont Diablo has the first signs of fall as the leaves change color. Winter with dull grays will soon be upon us but until then I can enjoy the… Continue reading

Nick of time

Patience is a virtue, and sometimes it’s the difference in getting a picture or not. After more than hour of staring at the sky on a cloudy night I was rewarded with a… Continue reading

Sky high

Autumn’s arrival wasn’t marked with a change of colors but a wave of clouds passing through the area. Drought conditions still prevail and the clouds brought little chance of rain but did make… Continue reading

Aerial art

Pyrotechnics bursting in a dazzling display of color and sound is a Fourth of July tradition and capturing the aerial artistry can be somewhat of a challenge. Photographing an explosion in midair takes… Continue reading

Conjunction

Jupiter and Venus came within 1/3 of a degree apart in a planetary conjunction tonight, June 30 2015, that was 2000 years in the making. The two bright planets were close enough to… Continue reading

A walk along the wall

A two month long hiatus from the trail ended with a trip to¬†the southern slopes of Mount Diablo for a hike along Wall Point Trail. The 8.83 mile hike climbs the rock trail… Continue reading

When Worlds Collide

June 19th A planetary conjunction is underway with Jupiter, upper left, and Venus on a visual collision course through the night sky. Venus is 56 million miles from Earth, and Jupiter is 10… Continue reading

Not Forgotten

This past Memorial Day weekend I visited one of the largest remembrance events in the area, Not Forgotten held at a Manteca, California park.   The event featured a visit by the traveling… Continue reading

Catching up

I have had a pause on my time on the trail, life gets in the way of things some times and now all the dust has settled it’s time to get back on… Continue reading